Provincial and Territorial Profiles, 2015

Ontario

FORESTRY AND FOREST MANAGEMENT STATISTICS Ontario CANADA
HARVEST & WOOD SUPPLY
Total Crown Land 74 291 159* -
Productive forest Crown Land 31 039 217** -
Area available for harvest 27 096 419*** -
Wood Supply/Potential Harvest (cubic metres)[1] 30 308 974 225 965 931 e
Provincial contribution of wood supply to total national wood supply 13% -
Net Merchantable Volume of Roundwood Harvested (cubic metres) 15 828 853 160 541 305 e
Provincial contribution of roundwood harvested to total national roundwood harvested 10% -
FOREST FIRES
Area burned (hectares) 39 310 3 861 647 e
Number of forest fires 668 7 140 e
Month with most fires July May
Month with most area burned June June
FOREST INSECTS
Area of moderate to severe defoliation and beetle-killed trees by major insects (hectares) 896 935 17 631 825 e
Insect disturbing the largest area Forest Tent Caterpillar Spruce Budworm
SILVICULTURE
Area harvested (hectares) 131 688 779 577 e
Area of site preparation and scarification (hectares) 42 316 222 629 e
Area planted (hectares) 43 676 413 373 e
Number of seedlings planted (thousands) 71 947 574 330 e
Area seeded (hectares) 6 708 13 050 e
REVENUES
Revenues from the sale of timber $104 866 000 e $1 345 714 000 e
APPLICATION OF FOREST INSECTICIDES AND HERBICIDES
Total area treated with insecticide (hectares) - 218 073 e
Total area treated with herbicide (hectares) 55 174 e 129 373 e

*Source: Forest Resources Ontario 2016, Crown plus Protected areas minus water.

**Source: Forest Resources Ontario 2016, Crown and Parks.

***Source: Forest Resources Ontario 2016, Crown Productive Forest within the Managed Forest Zone.

[1] Ontario does not determine an annual allowable cut in either area or volume.  Area regulation is used to determine the level of harvest in hectares for a five year term (usually) within the context of a forest management plan for each forest management unit in the province. Forest management plans also provide estimates of the volumes of wood available from the allowable harvest area.  The figures (both area and volumes) provided here are estimates of an average annual area and volume to approximate the annual allowable cut required for NFD reporting.



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